Holy sh!t… I have been looking forward to this movie every since they accounted that T’Challa was coming to the silver screen. Much like Wonder Woman in BvS, getting that first taste of Black Panther in Captain America Civil War just left me dying for more.
This first glimpse at the Black Panther movie is a legit teaser and not just a short trailer like we sometime get from other films. Though we weren’t given a lot here are some things that I caught…
Wakanda looks PERFECT! We got a our first tease of Wakanda in one to the credit scenes from Captain America: Civil War, but it was nothing compared to what we were given here. (Teaser Time Stamp: 1:05) Speaking of Captain America: Civil War, will we be getting a Bucky cameo?
3 villains! Obviously we’re getting Ulysses Klaue, who was originally introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron. From what I could see he’s still missing an arm, which makes me wonder how long into the movie will he be getting his “Klaw”.
Villain number 2 that I caught was Killmonger (Teaser Time Stamp: 1:09 – With mask, 1:20 – Without Mask) a Wakanda native known for working with Klaw.
The final villain, and one of the most recognizable, was Man-Ape (Clearest Shot at Teaser Time Stamp 1:31), another Wakanda native and one of the most classic nemeses of Black Panther’s next to Klaw.
There wasn’t a whole lot shown to provide any insight into plot or story line, but I feel like it’s safe to say that Marvel has proven that they know how to deliver.
Here it is, the first official “trailer” for Black Panther!…. Thought lets be real, that teaser kinda felt like a trailer.
The official trailer didn’t really give us that much more than the teaser did with the exceptions of a confirmed time frame of when the movie takes place in the MCU timeline and provided a little more insight on what Wakanda is really like… which in retrospect, that is pretty huge, and Wakanda looks INCREDIBLE. It’s exactly how it should look with that traditional stylized and iconic African aesthetic yet futuristic as f*ck! In the comics, Wakanda is one, if not THE, most technologically advanced countries on the planet, and they really nailed that vibe.
We got a taste of what Ulysses Klaue’s “Claw” can do, and were reminded of just how bad ass T’Challa is as an acrobatic warrior.
Was that Killmonger in a Black Panther life suit? That was a little interesting, and if so, something I personally would have saved to reveal in the film.
It was quick, but it also looked like we got another peak at Man-Ape, and to be honest, he’s probably the villain I looking forward to seeing the most.
So what I assume the plot line is for this movie will be is that, since King T’chaka death in Captain America: Civil War, there is a power play by multiple parties to rule Wakanda, and it’s up to T’Challa to keep everything and everyone in line. It’s that or, opposed to a move to rule Wakanda, there is a movie to control the Vibranium source there…. in a perfect world, we’ll get both story lines, and maybe we will. No matter what, I’m stoked to see another one of my all time favorite Marvel characters hit the big screen, and another one I never really thought I’d get to see. February can’t come soon enough.